Around the world there are innumerable variations on the Barber Chair– also known as the ‟Klismos Chair” – which originates from ancient Greece. Almost all designers have created their own variation on the chair, whose shape was intended to make it simple for barbers to reach and cut the hair on all sides of the head. This type of chair came to Sweden at the end of the 1700s and, among other places, can be seen at Gustaf III’s Haga Palace in Stockholm.
Josef Frank’s interpretation was designed in 1925 för Haus und garten. In it, the legs are slightly turned outwards in classic French style. The semicircular back enhances the beauty of the chair when placed next to a round dining table . Almost the same design from the Haus und garten era was taken up by Svenskt Tenn immediately after Josef Frank joined the firm in 1934. It was then given the number 300, which is the lowest model number for a piece of Frank furniture at Svenskt Tenn.